GIS and Maps
GIS and Maps
The Forestry Division and partners use many types of treatments to protect New Mexico’s forests from catastrophic wildfire and bark beetle infestation. These treatments include thinning, mastication, prescribed burn and many others.
Click on photograph below to open web mapping application and view forest treatments around the state of New Mexico.
Wildfires pose a risk to our environment, human health and biodiversity. Following catastrophic wildfires flooding causes sediment to flow into our rivers and streams; polluting our drinking water and damaging riparian ecosystems. The smoke from wildfires can negatively affect the respiratory system; so using personal protective equipment may be necessary when traveling outdoors during a wildfire.
Click on photograph below to open web mapping application and view wildfire history in New Mexico.
Important Plant Areas
New Mexico has the fourth-highest plant diversity of any U.S. state, with more than 235 rare and endangered plant species and 109 species that occur nowhere else in the world. There are currently 45 state listed endangered plants. Rare and endangered plants are found in important plant areas throughout the state.
Click on photograph below to open web mapping application and view important plant areas in New Mexico.